Perry Fenwick is an English film and TV entertainer whose role as Billy Mitchell in the TV series – EastEnders has made him a world-class artist. He has additionally shown up in the long-running ITV police drama series – The Bill. At age 57, he is also one of the wealthiest actors in England. These impressive credentials are quite enough to place him on the list of the greatest British actors.
As of 2020, Perry Fenwick’s Net Worth is $5 million. He was born in London, England on May 29, 1962, the English soap star who has played the role of Billy Mitchell on EastEnders for a staggering 1000 episodes. His first role on the TV was in the sitcom – Watching. On the other hand, he is also a veteran cast member of EastEnders. His first acting job was in The Squad at age 18.
Early Life & Family
Perry Fenwick belongs to the Canning town area of east London, England. He has three siblings – one sister and two brothers. He shares a family with Georgina Hagen – well known for ITV’s Britannia High, of whom he is the second cousin.
Perry Fenwick was married to The Coronation Street star Angela Lonsdale. Perry and Angela maintained a healthy relationship for five years, that is before they got separated in 2010. They have five children together. Since the couple was thought to be quite strong, their divorce came as a massive blow to their friends, family and fans. When the news of their divorce first broke, no one could believe or come to terms with the fact that two actors with a rock-solid marriage were deciding to separate.
The majority of the industry folks had no idea that the couple was undergoing significant problems since both of them always talked positively about each other and showed no signs of any irreconcilable differences. However, sources close to the couple told media outlets that the “Couple had simply run out of love.” But, both of them showed enough maturity to stay friends and continue their relationship likewise.
Perry Fenwick: Age, Height & Weight
As of 2020, Perry Fenwick is 57 years old. His height is 150 centimeters – Almost 5ft. On the other hand, his weight ranges from 40 kg to 50 kg. He has Brown eyes and black colored hair.
Perry Fenwick’s 1st significant TV role was in 80’s sitcom – Watching. Since then, he has appeared in a good number of productions including Inspector Morse, The Brittas Empire, Minder, The Thin Blue Line, and Bergerac.
Here are some of his film credits:
- Party Party (1983)
- Mona Lisa (1986)
- Empire State (1987)
- The Raggedy Rawney (1988)
- I.D. (1995)
- The Tichborne Claimant (1998)
- Janice Beard 45 WPM (1999)
- The Winslow Boy (1999)
- G: MT – Greenwich Mean Time (1999).
Apart from these, he also made some five appearances in the long-running police drama – The Bill, from 1984 to 1997. Each time he played a different cameo character – a sign of his versatility, no doubt.
Moreover, he also made an appearance in the official music video for the famous song Block Rockin’ Beats. He also appeared in an early casualty episode, whereby he played a minor character in 1986. He didn’t just stop there and made another appearance in the show ten years later in another small role.
Perry played the unforgettable character of Billy Mitchel for more than 20 years. He almost turned down the role back in 1998 as he was told it was only going to be 3 episodes which turned out to be a multi-decade long character.
Fenwick has one sister, Tracey, and two brothers, Faron and Lee. None of his siblings are a part of the film/TV industry. However, he shares a strong bond with Georgina Hagen, who played Lauren Waters in Britannia High, of whom he is the second cousin. Penwick had a relationship with his costar in watching Emma Wray for a couple of years before he went on to marry Angela Lonsdale. Penwick has a deep passion for both music (he plays the guitar and drums) and football, having given the trials for the Leyton Orient Football Club.
He has been good friends with Kathy Murphy since he was 21. However, interestingly enough, they only started working together three decades later in Eastenders.
Fenwick has been ranked No. 15 in the list of the most significant Eastenders characters, owing to his brilliant performance as Billy Mitchell, but that’s not all. In 2018, he became the 3rd actor to play a role for the longest time in the entire history of Eastenders. He has been playing the character for a staggering 20 years, beginning from 1998. Only Adam Woodyatt and Steve McFadden take precedence over him since they have been on the show longer than him.
His long-running role in the EastEnders alone makes him one of the finest actors ever to exist.
Net Worth of EastEnders co-stars
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